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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-31-2003, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question VMM display wrong?

On my 90SC, The VMM is indicating that I need to change the oil, which I will be doing, but the OIL Level on the VMM shows LOW. It has been doing it on and off for a three days now.

I've checked the oil level and it's just fine. Is this coming on because the OIL CHANGE is displaying NOW or is it just an error? How is the oil level measured with this thing? Is it by pressure or a sensor that picks up the level in the pan or what?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-31-2003, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nevermind. Apparently these are junk after the sensors get gunked or worn and display inaccurate info.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-02-2003, 11:25 PM
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You can go to your local junk yard and find them but be careful pulling them out. They break very easy. You can also go to www.supercoupekuhn.com Gary has them for $40.00
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-2003, 01:52 PM
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mine does that too, i checked the oil and its fine so i pay no attention

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2003, 10:40 PM
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It's a level sensor, as far as I know, threaded into the block or oil pan on the passenger side.

You probably know how to reset the oil change indicator, but for those who don't, you have to insert a paperclip or other metal object into the little hole beside the VMM and then turn the ignition key to ON. I think you just hold it for a couple seconds, it blinks, and then you go on your way. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-08-2003, 04:05 PM
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You are 100 percent correct.
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